Europe’s finance ministers need not lose a sleep over the fact that European Central Bank’s exit after years of loose monetary strategy will provoke financial upheavals, an upcoming study says.
According to Daniel Gros the director of the Brussels-based Center for European Policy Studies, on his opinion to be presented at a meeting with central bankers and finance chiefs in Vienna on Friday, he rightly opt that “Higher interest rates do not need to be the forerunners of wider financial-market instability.”
A note from the nation’s government informs us that Austria, which currently holds the seat of Presidency in the EU, will ask delegates to consider rates normalization first, and lookout for any intervening strain it might cost the market and how to cub it.
However for Gros, the stop of market ad valorem and the ECB’s plan to raise rates very gradually, maybe starting in late 2019, will have both positive and some negative effects. The rise borrowing costs can reduce the central banks’ profits, which will eventually make their way into the government funds, but also prop up commercial banks’ balance sheets, which will be to support economic growth.
In his own words he said “Policy normalizing should not create financing difficulties for most government or major financial institutions, There is no reason to fear that policy normalization will lead to a sudden return of risk aversion and risk premia. Quite the contrary, a continuation of the ‘low for long’ scenario over time, might, lead to a build-up of vulnerabilities.”
Thus for Gros, putting off rate hikes for too long could lead to possible market problems down the line.
It is the earnest view that the ECB’s normalization is susceptible to promote financial stability at the global level even where some of Europe’s neighbors such as Turkey and Ukraine are vulnerable because European banks have little exposure there and any impact will likely be limited, Gros records same fate for euro banks in Asia as credit challenge loom could be a perilous factor.
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